Decay resistance of saltwater-exposed Douglas-fir piles Public Deposited

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  • Wood that is submerged in fresh water for long periods has increased permeability and other changed properties. Wood that is submerged in salt water may absorb considerable quantities of salts, which may render the wood resistant to microbial colonization. In this report, we describe decay tests on Douglas-fir sapwood and heartwood after long-term exposure in the Great Salt Lake of Utah. This wood was generally resistant to fungal attack, but was susceptible to leaching. Scanning electron microscopic examination revealed that salt crystals in the wood were primarily sodium chloride, which was readily removed in a leaching procedure. Decay resistance attributed to saltwater exposure declined with prolonged leaching.
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  • Schneider, Philip F., Camille M. Freitag, and Jeffrey J. Morrell. Decay resistance of saltwater-exposed Douglas-fir piles. Wood and Fiber Science, 29(4): 370-374.
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